SRJC football: De Anza’s passing attack presents tough test for Bear Cubs

By HOWARD SENZELL
FOR THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Santa Rosa JC’s football team figures to face an aerial show this afternoon in Cupertino when the Bear Cubs meet De Anza.

The Dons’ offense revolves around the throwing arm of quarterback Jack Singler. He’s tossed 21 touchdown passes in seven games and that’s tops in the NorCal Conference.

Bryan Fobbs, Singler’s favorite target, is the leading receiver in the conference with a 158 yards-per-game average.

“Our secondary has played pretty good this season,” SRJC coach Lenny Wagner said. “We’ve studied films and we know what to expect.”

The Bear Cubs sport a 5-2 record and are 1-1 in conference. They’re ranked No. 4 in Northern California.

De Anza is 3-4 and has lost four straight. The Dons are No. 14 in Northern California, according to the CCCAA poll.

Santa Rosa’s injury list has continues to grow. Two former Rancho Cotate players will miss today’s game. Strong safety Poueu Gore injured a knee in practice while tight end Nick Reynolds is recovering from a concussion.

“It’s been an unbelievable year for injuries,” Wagner said. “We have so many guys playing new positions that we have to keep our game plans simple.

“Against De Anza we need to establish the run and control the tempo of the game. We want to keep Singler on the sidelines as much as possible.”

Kickoff is at 1 p.m.

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